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By Colson Whitehead -
In 1960s Harlem, Ray Carney owns his own furniture store and is determined to prove himself as an honest businessman, in stark contrast ...Read Review
By John Fletcher -
No, this is not a hastily written novel about Covid-19. It is a big, sprawling, angry novel that was started well before the ...Read Review
By Juhea Kim -
This beautiful book follows the lives of a girl named Jade, who is sold at the age of ten as an apprentice to ...Read Review
By Katie Hutton -
The eponymous Harmony Loveridge, “Harry” to her family, friends and others who are neither, is raised on a farm in Kent by loving ...Read Review
By Francine Prose -
This is one of the most satisfying novels I’ve read in ages. From the beginning, Prose places us firmly in the consciousness ...Read Review
By Lecia Cornwall -
This book is a love story—a deep and compelling one—but it’s not only about romantic love. It is also about ...Read Review
By Phillip Parotti -
War makes boys grow up fast, and World War II had that effect on plenty of civilian guys turned naval reserve officers, men ...Read Review
By Kirsty Manning -
This multi-period historical mystery centers on the relationship of a famous French author and resistance fighter, Joséphine Murant, and Margot Bisset, a ...Read Review
By Alda P. Dobbs -
1913 Mexico. Petra Luna’s mother died in childbirth. Her father was forced to either join the Federales, the government army of tyrant Victoriano ...Read Review
By Alison MacLeod -
D.H. Lawrence, Jackie Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover might seem unlikely bedfellows, but in this wonderfully compelling novel, their stories are interwoven ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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